Steve Jobs Quotes & Wallpapers

Steve Jobs
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I want to make a dent in the universe... Steve Jobs

Innovation is saying 'no' to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs

Don't be evil is a load of crap. Steve Jobs

We all have a short period of time on this earth-We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well. None of us has any idea how long we're going to be here nor do I, but my feeling is I've got to accomplish a lot of these things while I'm young. Steve Jobs

Love what you do...Don't settle Steve Jobs

We make tools for people. Tools to create, tools to communicate. The age we're living in, these tools surprise you. ... That's why I love what we do. Because we make these tools, and we're constantly surprised with what people do with them. Steve Jobs

The most powerful person in the world is the story teller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come. Steve Jobs

Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing. Steve Jobs

It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple. Steve Jobs

You go to your TV to turn your brain off. You go to the computer when you want to turn your brain on. Steve Jobs

It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. Steve Jobs

Let's go invent tomorrow! Steve Jobs

Believe things will work out. How was I ever to know that the girl who broke my heart in university would lead to my soulmate? How was I to know that the 'dream job' I was rejected from out of college would lead me to a year of entrepreneurship and adventure in Spain? How was I to know that taking a miserable job back in the states would be just the push I needed to vow to never do something I wasn't passionate about again? Everything works out. I mean everything. As long as you believe it will. When you do, you will find the silver lining. That will take you to the next level. Steve Jobs

I'd rather be a Pirate than join the Navy Steve Jobs

In most cases, strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. A strength in one situation is a weakness in another, yet often the person can't switch gears. It's a very subtle thing to talk about strengths and weaknesses because almost always they're the same thing. Steve Jobs

A computer is the most incredible tool we've ever seen. It can be a writing tool, a communications center, a supercalculator, a planner, a filer and an artistic instrument all in one, just by being given new instructions, or software, to work from. There are no other tools that have the power and versatility of a computer. Steve Jobs

Creativity is just connecting things. Steve Jobs

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication- Steve Jobs turned this into the slogan behind an early Mac advertising campaign. Which doesn't make it less true. Steve Jobs

Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? Steve Jobs

We just wanted to build the best thing we could build Steve Jobs

Let them know precisely what you are going to do with their data Steve Jobs

When you're in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not. Steve Jobs

Somebody once told me, 'Manage the top line, and the bottom line will follow.' What's the top line? It's things like, why are we doing this in the first place? What's our strategy? What are customers saying? How responsive are we? Do we have the best products and the best people? Those are the kind of questions you have to focus on. Steve Jobs

?Experts are clueless. Steve Jobs

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next. Steve Jobs

If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right Steve Jobs

the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Steve Jobs

I don't mind if people don't like me. Well, I might a little ... but I really mind it when somebody uses their position at Time magazine to tell 10 million people they don't like me. I know what it's like to have your private life painted in the worst possible light in front of a lot of people. Steve Jobs

I know that living with me was not a bowl of cherries. Steve Jobs

My mother taught me to read before I went to school, so I was pretty bored in school, and I turned into a little terror. You should have seen us in third grade. We basically destroyed our teacher. We would let snakes loose in the classroom and explode bombs. Steve Jobs

Recruiting is hard. It's just finding the needles in the haystack. You can't know enough in a one-hour interview. Steve Jobs

That's my job - to make sure everything is great. Steve Jobs

The people who built Silicon Valley were engineers. They learned business, they learned a lot of different things, but they had a real belief that humans, if they worked hard with other creative, smart people, could solve most of humankind's problems. I believe that very much. Steve Jobs

Some mistakes will be made along the way. That's good. Because some decisions are being made along the way. We'll find the mistakes. We'll fix them. Steve Jobs

Remembering that I"ll be dead soon is the most important tool I"ve ever encountered to help make the big choices in life. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. Steve Jobs

Your time on this earth is limited, do' live someone else's life, live by your vision. Steve Jobs

The web is just going to be one more of those major change factors that businesses face every decade. Steve Jobs

Don't just follow your passion but something larger than yourself. Steve Jobs

Of course, we can not connect imprint future, you can just hook them to look back. So rest assured that the dots, the events in your life in one way or another will affect your future. You have to have faith in something - the courage, destiny, life, destiny or whatever - thinking that has made the difference in my life Steve Jobs

Fear of failure falls away in the face of death. Steve Jobs

Almost everything ? all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure ? these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs

They're babes in the woods. I think I can help turn Alvy and Ed into businessmen. Steve Jobs

It'll make your jaw drop. Steve Jobs

I was at Reed [College] for only a few months. My parents intended for me to stay there for all four years but I decided that college wasn't right for me. I had no idea what I wanted to do I didn't see how college was going to help me. Steve Jobs

I've read something that Bill Gates said about six months ago. He said, "I worked really, really hard in my 20s." And I know what he means, because I worked really, really hard in my 20s too. Literally, you know, 7 days a week, a lot of hours every day. And it actually is a wonderful thing to do, because you can get a lot done. But you can't do it forever, and you don't want to do it forever, and you have to come up with ways of figuring out what the most important things are and working with other people even more. Steve Jobs

Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Steve Jobs

If you tell people they can't burn CDs of their music, as almost every current legal music service has done, or they can only burn one CD with a track or pay per track per burn extra, nobody is going to go for it. Steve Jobs

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That's maybe the most important thing. It's to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you're just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. I think that's very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you'll want to change life and make it better, cause it's kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again. Steve Jobs

The HD revolution is over, it happened. HD won. Everybody wants HD. Steve Jobs

digital hub (center of our universe) is moving from PC to cloud - PC now just another client alongside iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, ... - Apple is in danger of hanging on to old paradigm too long (innovator's dilemma) - Google and Microsoft are further along on the technology, but haven't quite figured it out yet - tie all of our products together, so we further lock customers into our ecosystem Steve Jobs

Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. Steve Jobs

When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. Steve Jobs

We're just enthusiastic about what we do. Steve Jobs

I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all. Steve Jobs

So when these people sell out, even though they get fabulously rich, they're gypping themselves out of one of the potentially most rewarding experiences of their unfolding lives. Without it, they may never know their values or how to keep their newfound wealth in perspective. Steve Jobs

The system is that there is no system. That doesn't mean we don't have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that's not what it's about. Process makes you more efficient. Steve Jobs

With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do. Literally can blow it away. Corporate America has a need that is so huge and can save them so much money, or make them so much money, or cost them so much money if they miss it, that they are going to fuel the object revolution. Steve Jobs

We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn't forced to be the systems integrator. Steve Jobs

We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren't going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build. Steve Jobs

I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back. Steve Jobs

We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them. Steve Jobs

We're going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact. Steve Jobs

I was actually a fruitarian at that point in time. I ate only fruit. Now I'm a garbage can like everyone else. And we were about three months late in filing a fictitious business name so I threatened to call the company Apple Computer unless someone suggested a more interesting name by five o'clock that day. Hoping to stimulate creativity. And it stuck. And that's why we're called Apple. Steve Jobs

Let's make a dent in the universe Steve Jobs

Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path. Steve Jobs

When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Steve Jobs

Death is very likely the single best invention of life. Steve Jobs

You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology - not the other way around. Steve Jobs

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It's very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. Apple's been very fortunate in that it's introduced a few of these. Steve Jobs

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help make the big choices in life. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. Steve Jobs



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